by Nick Minecci, USAG public affairs
The U.S. Army Installation Management Command joined the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research, known as the NICBR, a consortium of seven federal agencies working in concert at Fort Detrick, Md., to secure the health and wellbeing of the nation through cutting-edge research, information sharing and technological innovation.
During a May 30 meeting, the NICBR’s board of directors formalized IMCOM’s membership.
IMCOM, which is based in San Antonio, Texas, on Fort Sam Houston, supports the United States Army’s warfighting mission by working to provide standardized, effective and efficient services, facilities and infrastructure to Soldiers, civilians and families. Fort Detrick falls under the IMCOM-Atlantic region.
Established April 22, 2003, the NICBR is a consortium of agencies from four cabinet-level departments: Defense, Homeland Security, Agriculture and Health and Human Services. Some of the agencies operate research facilities located at Fort Detrick. Each has distinct but complementary research missions and capabilities.
The NICBR facilitates interagency cooperation in areas of mutual interest, encouraging collaboration across scientific